I never wanted one of these things with Little Miss, we had such a hard time breast feeding (nipple confusion, long story) the last thing I wanted to do was wrestle with another piece of equipment. However this time around it seems like a really good idea, especially this tutorial from Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts (found via luvinthemommyhood). I have never noticed, so maybe all hooter hiders work this way, but the pocket for the nursing pad and the boning at the top so I can see what I’m doing under there are pure genius! This was super easy to do. I used the fabric I have been using for all of Little Mans stuff and not a heavy upholstery fabric like the tutorial recommended. Do yourself a favor and use the heavier fabric or the boning at the top won’t hold the floppy fabric out as well (it is still workable and it matches everything else). I used a scrap of flannel for the corner instead of terry cloth, I was more interested in a pocket than a towel for milky mouths (although I think the flannel will work for that too). I’m really excited to use this, I know it will be easier than trying to hold a blanket and a squirming, hungry baby and trying to get everything out and in position without flashing the whole world.
Have a happy Forth of July and have a super crafty weekend!